|Closure with Abusers - Sam Vaknin|
For her traumatic wounds to heal, the victim of abuse requires closure - one final interaction with her tormentor in which he, hopefully, acknowledges his misbehaviour and even tenders an apology. Fat chance. Few abusers - especially if they are narcissistic - are amenable to such weakling pleasantries. More often, the abused are left to wallow in a poisonous stew of misery, self-pity, and self-recrimination...
Keywords: abuse; antisocial; battering; divorce; domestic violence; dsm-iv; ego; harassment; narcissism; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; npd; object relations; personality; personality disorders; psychodynamics; psychopaths; psychotherapy; relationships; self; spousal abuse; stalking; psychopathology; therapy
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|Narcissism: Genetics or Abuse, Nature or Nurture? - Sam Vaknin|
Is pathological narcissism the outcome of inherited traits - or the sad result of abusive and traumatizing upbringing? Or, maybe it is the confluence of both? It is a common occurrence, after all, that, in the same family, with the same set of parents and an identical emotional environment - some siblings grow to be malignant narcissists, while others are perfectly "normal". Surely, this indicates a predisposition of some people to developing narcissism, a part of one's genetic heritage...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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